The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology reports that amalgam fillings remain the primary source of mercury exposure in Americans, yet many individuals fail to realize the damage this mercury can do. Exposure to mercury may result in neurological, psychological and immunological problems, yet the American Dental Association continues to provide this type of filling with their seal of approval. Individuals concerned about amalgam fillings need to look to a — holistic dentist for assistance with safe amalgam removal.
"The Center for Systemic Dentistry works to find the balance between modern technology and ancient wisdom, to ensure the true health and healing of patients. The focus remains on the entire patient, rather than his or her oral health. Non-toxic methods used in holistic dentistry work to enhance the health and wellness of the patient, of major concern as oral health is closely linked to overall health," Dr. Philip Memoli, founder of The Center for Systemic Dentistry, announces.
Holistic dentists use non-amalgam filling options and will remove mercury-amalgam fillings when a patient requests this option. During the procedure, the dentist works to minimize the patient's exposure to mercury. In addition, he or she makes use of non-toxic pain medication options, rather than antibiotics or painkillers, and the same is true for the treatment of infections of the oral cavity.
Many individuals are shocked to learn conventional dentists will recommend a root canal to treat tooth pain, even in situations where the tooth still possesses a healthy nerve. Upon learning of the many drawbacks associated with root canal procedures, quite a few patients opt to turn to a holistic dentist who offers a root canal alternative. The same is true for other dental procedures. For example, dental implants are considered an invasive treatment, as they must be implanted in the jaw bone, and patients who grind or clench their teeth experience a higher dental implant failure rate. A holistic dentist offers alternative solutions, and these treatments often are the better option overall, Dr. Memoli continues.
Tooth pain and the need for a root canal aren't linked, as studies have now found. The degree of pain experienced by the patient doesn't directly correlate with the amount of nerve damage found, because other problems can lead to this tooth pain, such as a sinus infection or neuropathy. A holistic dentist works to determine the underlying cause and the best course of treatment, as opposed to using a one size fits all approach.
"Consider the dangers of modern dental treatments before determining the correct treatment for your needs. Never let a dentist tell you a procedure is necessary without having him or her provide alternatives. Dentistry has come a long way over the years, yet there are times when older techniques are best. A holistic dentist takes this into consideration and works to find the best treatment option for each patient and his or her unique needs," Dr. Memoli declares.
About The Center For Systemic Dentistry:
The Center For Systemic Dentistry believes that current dental treatments typically offer a quick fix solution, treating the symptoms rather than the underlying case. As a result, the underlying issue has the opportunity to advance and cause problems in new areas. The center uses a patient-individualized program which makes use of holistic and scientific modalities to treat dental issues, using natural options whenever possible.
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